The Making of an Anti-Fly Sphere

Published on September 3, 2013

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The use of a plastic bag full of water hanging from the ceiling of several taco kiosks on the streets, is a traditional way to scare flies away in most of the food markets on urban Mexico. The refraction of the water, amplifies the colors and movements for the sensible eyes of a fly reflected on this sphere, scaring it away, making it the perfect sustainable pesticide, on a way that the insect remains harmless and the food is free of flies.

The Anti Fly Sphere is entirely made by hand at a family owned glass workshop in Mexico City. Is made out of Borosilicate Glass, witch is thinner, lighter and can resist abrupt thermal changes
This design is a modern take on this long tradition.

Jose de la O

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